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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Come and listen to the stories かさじぞう (Grateful Statues) and かぐやひめ (The bamboo princess), the song お弁当のうた (Lunch Box Song), and make Winter Origami!
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Area)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons for game time: chess, Monopoly (R), and many more games will be available.

Registration not required.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The kickoff for the Champaign-Urbana Big Read will be at Spurlock Museum at 600 S. Gregory Street in Urbana. Enjoy activities for all ages!

This program is a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program focusing on the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join us for the next installment of our Young Artist’s Studio, featuring local artist, ElizaBeth Simpson. Youth participants will create their own color collages through a guided exercise using assorted colorful scraps of paper and their own imaginations. Each participant will have a collage to take home at the end. Arts supplies are provided. Dress comfortably and get ready to roll up those sleeves!

The Young Artist's Studio is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts.

All events in the series are free and open to the public.

For children ages 5 to 11 (7 and under with a caregiver).
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with crafts, music, and books!
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Area)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the cultures of India at this all ages special event. Our featured performer is Subhalakshmi Kumar, an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer (a form of Indian classical dance). You can also sample foods and spices of India, enjoy hands-on art activities, and see a display of Indian clothing and artifacts.

This program is a part of the Library's participation in a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program focusing on the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons for game time: chess, Monopoly(R), and many more games will be available.

Registration not required.
For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 03, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Join musician Mr. Stephens for super-fun kids music for super-fun kids and magician Greg Loschen for dazzling magic tricks.

For families of all ages.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 03, 2019
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Follow your impulses and watch amazing works emerge! Youth participants will create their own astonishing works of art through impulse and improvisation with the guidance of local artist and self-proclaimed imaginary friend, Marc-Anthony Macon. Art supplies are provided. Dress comfortably and get ready to roll up those sleeves!

The Young Artist's Studio is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and the Urbana Public Arts Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts!

All events in the series are free and open to the public.

For children ages 5 children ages 5 and up (or younger with an adult helper).

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 09, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the Library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 09, 2019
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come with your children to listen to storytelling in English and Spanish, enjoy traditional songs, and make a craft!

Vengan con sus niños a escuchar la narración del libro en inglés y español, disfrutar canciones tradicionales, y hacer una manualidad!

For children of all ages and their families

Para niños de todas las edades y sus familias

Co-sponsored by The Urbana Free Library, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Area)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 09, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons for game time: chess, Monopoly(R), and many more games will be available.

Registration not required.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a free recital series at The Urbana Free Library! Each recital will feature performances by members of the Urbana Pops Orchestra, which includes professional and student musicians.

Sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and Urbana Pops Orchestra


For more information about Urbana Pops Orchestra, visit http://www.urbanapops.org/.
Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Celebrate Valentine's Day with music, movement, and fun for your little one with Ms. Teresa.

For children birth to 5 years old and their caregivers.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 11, 2019
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Do you like to create stories with words and pictures? Join us for time to write and illustrate your own stories. Led by Librarian Elaine Bearden.

Dates in this series include:
Friday, September 21
Friday, October 19
Friday, November 16
Friday, December 14
Friday, January 11
Monday, February 11

For young authors grades k-8.

For more information, contact Elaine Bearden at ebearden@urbanafree.org
Location
The Satterthwaite Conference Room (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Baby and Toddler Yoga offers a safe environment for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers to bond and exercise together.

For children birth to 4 year-old with caregiver(s).
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons for game time: chess, Monopoly(R), and many more games will be available.

Registration not required.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Area (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a performance by the multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Brandon T. Washington.

Brandon T. Washington has been a prominent figure in the Champaign-Urbana music scene since the late nineties as a lead vocalist and songwriter. Currently, he can be seen as a solo performer, as well as one third of the acoustic rhythm and blues trio New Souls. He is also the General Music Teacher at Dr. Howard Elementary School.

UFLive! concerts take place on the third Sunday of most months and are made possible by the generous support of The Urbana Free Library Foundation.

Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 22, 2019
Time
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Set-up for the train show
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

The program ended on Monday, December 31, 2018.
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Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



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